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It’s time for the first rounds to be played in the Cincinnati Open qualifying draw. And in this one, it’s Vukic vs Kubler – the 7th seed against an unseeded opponent. Both are Aussies too, which makes it all the more interesting. As for the key betting markets you should consider, I’ve covered these within.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Vukic vs Kubler – match predictions
There’s always some added spice when players of the same nationality go up against each other, no matter what tournament it is. And in this case, it’s Aleksandar Vukic that is favored to beat Jason Kubler. Vukic is 62 in the world and the 7th seed for the Western & Southern Open qualifying draw. Whereas for Jason Kubler, he is not seeded, and he hasn’t actually played competitively since Wimbledon in July.
Therefore, taking such elements into account, I’ve created the following tennis predictions today for this contest:
Vukic to win
For me, all factors point to a win for Aleksandar Vukic in this match. He’s been playing plenty of tennis recently, which is the complete opposite to Jason Kubler. Additionally, he had a couple of big wins at the Canadian Open after getting into the main draw as a lucky loser.
Vukic -2.5 games handicap
Given that Kubler has barely been playing any tennis, I feel that Vukic could beat him quite comfortably. Of course, I understand that nothing is guaranteed in tennis, but based on this alone, Kubler will likely be rusty, and Vukic should be match-ready to beat him by a decent margin.
Vukic vs Kubler preview
Eager to learn a little more about these Aussies ahead of this first-round qualifying match? Let me provide a quick rundown now.
Aleksandar Vukic preview
At the time of writing, Aleksandar Vukic is ranked 62 in the world – 28 places higher than Jason Kubler. And as referenced previously, he beat a couple of top guys in Toronto last week. These included the 14th seed, Borna Coric, as well as Sebastian Korda. Additionally, he made the finals of the Atlanta Open the week prior, so he’s playing some great tennis right now.
Jason Kubler preview
Unfortunately, Jason Kubler has been absent from the ATP Tour since Wimbledon 2023. He has had a slight injury that he has needed to recover from, although he is now fit enough to compete in the Western & Southern Open, clearly. The problem for Kubler is that he hasn’t played any matches for over a month, let alone any hard-court matches. So he will definitely be up against it when he plays Vukic later today.
Vukic vs Kubler head to head
Like many matches that are listed in the Cincinnati Masters qualifying draw today, there is no history between Kubler and Vukic – not officially anyway. They’ve never played in an ATP-sanctioned event, meaning the official head-to-head record is 0-0. However, they have played in lower-level tournaments, and Vukic won the most recent match on outdoor hard in India. This was back in 2022.
Vukic vs Kubler match details
- Match Schedule – August 12th, 19:15 GMT
- Venue – Cincinnati, USA
- Viewing Options – Amazon Prime
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